Movember Mud!

This week continued to quite quiet on the racing front. It is good to see lots of you making the most of training sessions though in preparation for your next race.

Sue Wright and Barbara Law ran the seven mile trail race ‘Another one bites the dust’ organised by Essex Trail events. After recent rainfall, it was a very muddy course. Paul and Deborah Hollidge also took part in the event, finishing in a time of 1:19:17.

mud at toppesfield

Emma Welham, Anna Young and Zoe Reynolds took part in the 10th anniversary MoRun in Ipswich, a run put on by the Movember Foundation to raise funds and awareness for mens health. Zoe would like to personally thank Anna and Emma for keeping her going through the mud and up the hills. Great team work ladies, well done!

hulk mania

On Sunday, there is now competition for parkrun’s crown as a free 5k timed run. Great Run Local are offering a 2k and 5k run each week. Currently, the nearest one to Great Bentley is Alton Water. Tim Ballard ran the 5k route on Sunday as part of a longer run, his tie being skewed due to a late start.

Back to Saturday and the weekly parkrun:

Colchester Castle:

Malcolm Jarvis 21:47; Robert Ferguson 21:54; Anna Lyon 23:53; Chusa Batis 24:11; Scott Young 26:15; Fiona Gosling 28:32 and Claudia Keitch 28:32.

Bury St Edmunds: Rob Blackman ran 20:57.

Clacton Seafront:

Dave Goldsmith 21:11; Mark Stevenson 21:27; Kevin James 25@06; Patrick Reynolds 27:28; Alison Clarke 29:32; Stewart Baggs 34:00; Sam Beardsell 40:37; Dave Nugent 42:51 and Sandra James in 50:52.

Harwich: Richard Moor in 22:29.


Danny Draper 21:27; Martin Steinwand 22:24; Paul Hollidge 23:38; Justine Sheekey 23:56; Tomasz Komorowski 24:13; James Royce 25:38; Magdalena Komorowska 25:57; Anthea Colsell 27:02; Holly Colsell 30:16; Dave Jones 49:00 (with dog) and Deborah Hollidge 49:59 (tail walker).

dave dog

Further afield, we had Stephen Walsh running in Holkham parkrun  in a time of 24:38 and Robin Oakley remembered that running shoes are a vital part of any packing and ran Milan North parkrun (Milano Nord) in 20:26, coming in 9th out of 67 runners.

On Sunday at junior parkrun we had some Bentley Blues out in action. In Colchester, Angel Jasper ran in 8:47, Brody Wakeling in 12:57 and Laci Wakeling in 13:33. Meanwhile in Clacton, Poppy Welham ran in 15:34 and brother Albie finished in 16:24.